Levante VS Espanyol ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Levante vs Espanyol
Levante and Espanyol face off at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia in a game for the second leg of this phase of the Copa del Rey (Round of 16), after winning the Levante by (1-2) in the first leg. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 2 wins and 2 draws in the last 4 games. In fact, the last time they faced in this stage was the 15-04-2016, in a game for the First Division, that ended the victory of Levante by (2-1). The goals were scored by G. Rossi (23 ‘) and C. Medjani (66’) for Levante and H. Pérez (7 ‘) for Espanyol. In this meeting the house factor may play an important role, since Levante presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Levante Team News
The home team arrives at this second hand with a 1-goal lead after a 1-2 away win in the first leg. This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 games it has 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 20 goals scored and 21 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a defeat away with Barcelona by (3-0). In the last 10 home games for all competitions, Levante won 1, drew 5 and lost 4. The team has struggled to score first: it only opened the scoring in 3 of its last 15 matches, of which 3 reached the break in advantage in 2 and won in the late 90 ‘in 2. In 15 games, suffered the first goal 8 times and only managed 1 turnaround. There have been 2 periods in the last 12 home games for all competitions: they scored 4 of their 11 goals in the minutes (61’-75 ‘) and 4 of their 11 in (76′-90’).
Levante vs Espanyol Stats
Levante start for this game with a defeat against Barcelona, 3-0, putting an end to the three straight games without proving the taste of defeat. We remember that in the first leg of the round of 16, Levante beat Espanyol 2-2 away. The visiting club must align in a tactical system equal to the last game, that is, the 4-2-3-1, however, privileges the direct football for the attack. José Luis Morales is Levante’s top scorer in all competitions with 6 goals scored. It seems that coach Juan Muñiz can not count on Alegría, Ivan Lopez and Roger Marti.
Espanyol Team News
After the home defeat, the visiting team arrives at this second hand with a 1-goal deficit and the difficult task of getting the result back out. This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has recorded 3 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with a total of 12 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 defeats in his stadium, with a total of 20 goals scored and 15 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a victory away with Malaga by (0-1). In the last 10 matches played for all competitions Espanyol won 1, drawn 5 and lost 4. The team conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has been marked with regularity, since it managed to materialize in 7 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times and only got 1 turnaround.
Espanyol start for this motivated game after having won a victory over Malaga, 0-1. This victory may have moralized the team for the second leg of these round of 16 of the King’s Cup. After the negative result in the first match, coach Quique Flores should profile in the usual tactical system, ie the 4-2-3-1 , to dash through and score another goal for the visitors. Pablo Piatti was given a chance to change things around. On the other hand, forward Gerard Moreno is Espanyol’s top scorer with 9 goals scored. For this game the home coach can not count on the injured Morilla and Adrian López.